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Is there a way to hide a file share on Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on 2014-09-27
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Is there a way to hide a file share on Windows Server 2012 R2?

I would like to create a share that is universally accessible by users but will not show up if they browse the network.

ie. \\SERVER\IT-Admin

If I type that in from any workstation it is accessible, but invisible if someone browses the network?
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 400 total points
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add a $ to the sharename i.e. IT-Admin$  Not visible but accessible @ IT-Admin$
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by:Natty Greg
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what David said
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Better yet!!

You should give access to those users that will need it (or a group) as read only (unless they need more), you can still hide it with the default administrative character($).

This will prevent other users to get access to the folder even if they know it exist and how to access it.
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